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ERIC Number: EJ766696
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Apr
Pages: 5
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 3
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8555
Accomplishing Multiple Goals through Community Connections
Stone, Jody
Science Teacher, v74 n4 p28-32 Apr 2007
With schools being asked to accomplish more and more, it is increasingly important to, whenever possible, address multiple goals in teaching. Educating the whole child dictates that we find ways to ensure our graduates are well-rounded, independent thinkers capable of becoming well-adjusted, contributing adults. Thus community service has become a key component of the high school curriculum. To meet these many objectives, the project described here, in which students conducted radon testing in area homes, was comprised of four components--content knowledge; public awareness; data collection, analysis, and interpretation; and presentation of data. Community connections were made not only directly through testing, but also through informational brochures and newspaper articles prepared and distributed by students. (Contains 5 figures.) [Note: The authors' names shown on the Table of Contents for this issue are incorrect, and should reflect "Stone, Jody" as the sole author of this article.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Iowa